Carroll County has experienced a rise in heroin usage and gang violence. Every citizen, business, church, and school is concerned about its impact. The Chamber is pleased to host the Drug and Violence Awareness Expo.
A Recap of the 2018 Drug & Violence Awareness Expo
The 2018 Drug and Violence Awareness was well attended by over 100 high school students from the Career & Tech Center Criminal Justice Program and students in a Health Program and Health Careers Club. Next to follow were the middle school students, 2300 students, teachers and chaperones attended the expo, listening to speakers, visiting displays and demonstrations, and visiting the organizations that provide services.
Five speakers brought their messages to the students on topics geared directly for the students. You can find the speaker and the topics listed below. Students were able to visit the Law Enforcement Display with K-9 Demonstrations, a Mobile Crime Lab, crash car, patrol car and an armored car. Visitors had a chance to talk with the officers too. Maryland Tang Soo Do did self defense demonstrations and CPR with Confidence demonstrated CPR all day. McGruff was on hand saying Hi to everyone and you could get your picture taken with him.
SIDNE the Simulated Drunk Driving Experience cart allowed students the experience of driving an indoor course unimpaired and then impaired. Many cones were knocked over during the day.
Expo attendees were able to visit with various organizations who had set up informational displays. This year over 50 organizations participated, talking with people and providing helpful information on their services. Sixty professionals took advantage of the free Continuing Education Workshop “Trends in Addiction and Trauma” offered at the Expo during the afternoon.
Our appreciation to all the sponsors of the 2019 expo.
Carroll County Agriculture Center, Carroll Hospital, a Lifebridge Health ctr, CVS Pharmacy, and Carroll Occupational Health
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Miss Carroll’s Doll Study Club, Carroll Community College & United Way of Central MD.
When: 2019 Drug & Violence Awareness Expo – April 18, 2019
Carroll County Agriculture Center
Danele Shipley Arena
706 Ag Center Drive, Westminster MD 21157
FREE Admission & Parking